Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering


Dyson Research Office for Advanced Motor Design and Control

The Dyson Newcastle Research Office at the University opened in 2006. It has a long history of working on advanced motor design and control for Dyson products. Over this time, six PhDs and EngDs have been sponsored, including three current PhDs.

The topics covered by the office include:

  • the electromagnetics and mechanics of motor design at high speeds and efficiencies
  • power electronics and power system design for mains and battery powered motors
  • the advanced control of motors and actuators

The research focus of the office complements the Newcastle Electrical Power group's expertise. This expertise is in power system design and control for high power density electric drives with high efficiencies and low cost.